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Vegan Almost Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Vegan Almost Buttercream Frosting Recipe

Need to have a completely dairy-free vegan frosting?  This is the one to use.  Simple and tastes just like buttercream frosting, no one will know.  I served cupcakes for a party with this vegan frosting, and no one knew or cared that the frosting wasn’t made from real butter.

Vegan Almost-Buttercream Frosting

By author Dish Ditty


  • 1/2 cup Butter Flavored Crisco
  • 1/2 cup Vegan Butter Substitute
  • 1lb Powdered Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla


Step 1
Beat butter and shortening until fluffy. Add vanilla and 1/8 cup of water. Beat until well combined. Using slower speed on mixture, slowly add powdered sugar. Increase speed to high and beat at high for about 5 to 10 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add more water to thin and more powdered sugar to thicken.

I find that using the full 1/4 cup is the perfect balance for icing cakes, but I tend to add more powdered sugar to make it slightly thicker for decorating.

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